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Old 05-07-2012, 14:49   #1
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S&W model 36 with 3-inch barrel. Is it a snubbie?

Is a 3 inch barrel revolver a snub nose or not? Mine is a SW m36 no dash with a 3 inch barrel.
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Old 05-07-2012, 14:50   #2
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Snubbier than some, less so than others.
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Old 05-07-2012, 14:59   #3
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Can you trim the barrel back to 2.9"?
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Old 05-08-2012, 06:57   #4
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One of these followed me home awhile back. It's a tad too long to be a real snubbie, but it's a superb shooter, and quite slender and easy to conceal.

I wouldn't, however, call it a pocket gun...
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Old 05-08-2012, 12:33   #5
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I own one, so I feel it is.
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Old 05-08-2012, 17:23   #6
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The answer is a definite maybe.

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Old 05-08-2012, 17:32   #7
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IMO 3" or less is a snubby.
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Old 05-08-2012, 18:21   #8
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In the old days it was 2 1/4 inches or less to be a snub nose.

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Old 05-11-2012, 17:48   #9
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OK, I guess if I want to call 'er a snubbie, she's a snubbie, all three inches of her!
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Old 05-11-2012, 17:50   #10
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I think the 3" is a snubber.
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Old 05-11-2012, 18:18   #11
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In the old days it was 2 1/4 inches or less to be a snub nose.
Actually, the 2 1/2" 19/66's were still considered snubs (from back around when the M10's could be found with 2" barrels).

The 3" wheelies were an interesting sub-category, I suppose you might say. You'd hear them referred to as simply 3" models, or as snubs, depending on the context.
I'd not quibble over an extra half an inch in length (2 1/2 to 3") removing them from the snub category.

It's yours. Call it what you will.

I call my M36 3" Heavy Barrel a snub.
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IMO 3" or less is a snubby.
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Old 07-10-2012, 02:52   #13
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It's subjective.
I normally think of a snubnose as a pocket pistol.
But a 2" N-Frame isn't going in our pocket!

For some reason 2-2.5 inch is a snubbie to me.
Four inch no way.
But three inches???
Not really a snubnose to me.
But that's just me...

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